Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: A Guide

Freelancers Guide To Reddit

Reddit is one of the internet’s most popular destinations, and with good reason. The news aggregation, content sharing, and message board site has millions of daily users discussing everything from science to cool pictures.

It’s also one of the best resources around if you’re a freelancer or run a small business.

Reddit’s easy to use–just visit Reddit.com or use either Reddit: The Official App (Android), Reddit Is Fun (Android), or the Reddit Official App (iOS) to get started.

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Why Reddit Is Awesome For You

Freelancer's Guide To RedditReddit has more than 10,000 active boards called subreddits. Many of these subreddits are great places to talk shop and trade tips if you’re self-employed.

Check out Reddit, or spend more time on Reddit, if you’re a freelancer or run a small business for these reasons:

  • Community: It’s easy to forget there are other freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesspeople out there. Reddit is a place to connect with them, and even get some comradery.
  • Professional Development: Reddit is an amazing source of work tips, productivity tips, and industry gossip.
  • Job Opportunities: Through Reddit, users can get leads on a ton of jobs, projects, and gigs.

Here’s a guide to Reddit’s best subreddits for freelancers, the self-employed, and entrepreneurs. Subreddits are separated by category, and please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

(And, separately, check out our personal finance guide to Reddit!)

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Freelancer Subreddits

  • r/AdvancedEntrepreneur: The Advanced Entrepreneur subreddit is a great place for experienced entrepreneurs to trade tips and case studies.
  • r/DigitalNomad: Want to work remotely from a sunny beach or far-away city? “Digital Nomads are individuals that leverage technology in order to work remotely and live an independent and nomadic lifestyle,” and this subreddit is all about them.
  • r/Entrepreneur: If you’re an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, this subreddit is for you.
  • r/Freelance: The freelance subreddit hosts articles and tips for freelancers.
  • r/Freelancing: Tips for freelancers for practicing their craft.
  • r/GrowMyBusiness: If you’re growing or scaling your business, GrowMyBusiness is the place for you.
  • r/Indiebiz: Indiebiz is a subreddit dedicated to small, independent businesses.
  • r/Ladybusiness: For female entrepreneurs, LadyBusiness is “An inclusive place to discuss, celebrate and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of all women.”
  • r/Legaladvice: I’m not your lawyer. Reddit isn’t your lawyer. But Reddit has a place for users to ask simple legal questions.
  • r/SelfPromotion: Looking for a place to show off your new project? The SelfPromotion subreddit lets you promote your latest goings-on to the Reddit community.
  • r/SmallBusiness: If you’re a freelancer, you run a small business. The SmallBusiness subreddit is a friendly place to connect and talk show with other small business owners.
  • r/Telecommuting: Work remotely? This is the place for you.

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Industry-Specific Subreddits

  • r/AdOps: An active community for the adtech industry.
  • r/advertising: This is a one-stop hub for Reddit’s advertising community.
  • r/AffiliateMarketing: Affiliate marketing is a popular subniche of the internet, and this subreddit is a place to discuss everything from Amazon Associates to Clickbank and beyond.
  • r/Agencies: A private subreddit for creative agency owners and operators.
  • r/AlibabaImport: This subreddit caters to users importing white label products from China through Alibaba.
  • r/AmazonFBA: Sell products on Amazon through Fulfilled By Amazon? This is the place for you.
  • r/AmazonSeller: A place for Amazon sellers to talk shop and trade tips.
  • r/Analytics: This is “A subreddit dedicated to web analytics, data and business analytics.”
  • r/AskMarketing: This subreddit lets you ask marketing professionals any questions you want.
  • r/BigSEO: The BIgSEO subreddit is a place for SEO experts to talk about large projects.
  • r/Bookkeeping: Talk with others about keeping track of money in this subreddit where “All are welcome, whether you’re a bookkeeper, small business owner, office worker, or any random person interested in better understanding bookkeeping!”
  • r/Consulting: Consultants of all sorts are welcome at this site dedicated to all things consulting.
  • r/Content: A subreddit devoted to the four pillars of content, strategy, creation, curation, and marketing.
  • r/Content_Marketing: “By content marketers for content marketers. We share insights, ideas and useful information about the state of content marketing.”
  • r/Copywriting: This subreddit offers a place for copywriters of all sorts to talk shop.
  • r/EmailMarketing: An online resource for email marketers to discuss their Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and everything in between.
  • r/Ebay: Sell stuff on eBay? This is the place for you.
  • r/Etsy: An active community for Etsy sellers and buyers.
  • r/FantasyWriters: A popular, supportive community for fantasy writers to connect.
  • r/FreelanceWriters: “A place to share tips about writing, including how to get more gigs or jobs.”
  • r/FulfillmentByAmazon: If you use Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon/FBA program to sell things online, this is a place to connect with other sellers to trade tips.
  • r/Graphic_Design: Graphic designers on Reddit have this very popular place to talk shop.
  • r/HWStartups: A community for hardware startups to post “hardware news, prototyping/manufacturing how-to, all questions, success stories, physical Kickstarter pages, AMA’s, etc.”
  • r/Insurance: Have insurance questions or sell insurance for a living, or… need insurance? This is  “a community of insurance professionals and geeks who love the field of insurance.”
  • r/Inventions: The Inventions subreddit is a place for inventors to show off their inventions, ask for tips, and more.
  • r/Marketing: If you work in marketing or have an interest in marketing, this very active Reddit community offers a place to connect.
  • r/Photography: This site for professional and amateur photographers offers an active, supportive community.
  • r/PPC: Pay-pre-click advertising is booming, and this is a great place to connect with others in that world.
  • r/PrivateLabeling: A community for entrepreneurs selling white label/private label products on Amazon, Ebay, or other ecommerce sites.
  • r/Screenwriting: This popular subreddit focuses on all things screenwriting.
  • r/SEO: The SEO subreddit is where search engine optimization experts trade tips, case studies, industry news, and more.
  • r/SelfPublish: “A community for self-published writers to discuss the process of self-publishing, share experiences in the “industry”, and read up on self-publishing news.”
  • r/SelfPublishing: This is a subreddit where writers can trade tips and ideas about self-publishing.
  • r/SocialMedia: A subreddit “intended for professionals who are actively engaged in social media and community-oriented websites around the world.”
  • r/Socialpreneur: This site offers a home for community-minded entrepreneurs to talk about social entrepreneurship.
  • r/Startups: “A community for all backgrounds, levels of expertise, and business experience” of startups.
  • r/TranslationStudies: Professional translators have a corner of Reddit as well, at the TranslatonStudies subreddit.
  • r/Videography: This subreddit is dedicated to all things videography.
  • r/WebDev: This community of professionally-oriented web developers is available to trade tips and ideas.
  • r/Web_Design: “/r/web_design is the place for exploration and discovery of all things web design, development and the life cycle of the web designer.”
  • r/WebMarketing: Digital marketers have a place to connect on Reddit too, on this board dedicated to “articles about web marketing, including email marketing, online PR, social media, SEO and so forth.”

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

Freelancer's Guide To Reddit

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Job Hunting Subreddits

  • r/DesignJobs: “Design Jobs is a place for designers and hiring managers to come together. Put your job postings here or post a link to your portfolio. Self promotion encouraged!”
  • r/ForHire: Find your next job through Reddit via this very popular job classifieds board.
  • r/HireAWriter: This subreddit caters to writers looking for freelance gigs, and clients who want to hire them.
  • r/Jobbit: A Reddit board dedicated to job hunters and companies offering work.
  • r/Jobs: A place on Reddit to talk about all things work.
  • r/Jobs4Bitcoins: Get hired for work, get paid in bitcoins.
  • r/RemoteJS: Opportunities for remote JavaScript talent.
  • r/RemotePHP: Opportunities for remote PHP talent.
  • r/RemotePython: Opportunities for remote Python talent.
  • r/Resumes: One of the best corners of Reddit: Post your anonymized resume & get advice from the crowd.
  • r/WFH: A subreddit designed for anyone who works from home/
  • r/WritersForHire: Job opportunities for freelance and full-time writers.

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Side Project Subreddits

  • r/AwardTravel: This subreddit gives frequent travelers a place to talk shop about award programs and free travel.
  • r/BeerMoney: “/r/beermoney is a community for people to discuss mostly online money-making opportunities (except posts by free food guy). You shouldn’t expect to make a living, but it’s possible to make extra cash on the side for your habits/needs.”
  • r/Churning: A subreddit that’s all about making the most of your credit card points.
  • r/Flipping: Love flipping merchandise or homes? This is the place for you.
  • r/HITsWorthTurkingFor: High-paying tasks on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.
  • r/SideProject: A place to show off side projects, side gigs and other part-time projects.
  • r/SlaveLabour: This subreddit “is a place to get jobs done well below market rate. Any tasks (within reason!) for any amount.”:

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Personal Finance Subreddits

  • r/AlmostHomeless: A community for those hitting hard times, Almost Homeless is “a place for people who are imminently at-risk of becoming homeless to ask for help, advice, or assistance.”
  • r/Business: The best of Reddit’s business community.
  • r/EatCheapAndHealthy: Cheap, healthy, and delicious meals.
  • r/EatCheapAndVegan: Cheap, healthy, vegan, and delicious meals.
  • r/Finance: This subreddit is where you can “discuss multiple facets of corporate and advanced finance (and careers within), including: financial theory, investment theory, valuation, financial modeling, financial practices, and news related to these topics.”
  • r/FinancialIndependence: Financial independence is the point where you no longer need to earn other people’s money to survive, and this is a subreddit dedicated to it.
  • r/Frugal: A subreddit devoted to frugality, and less wasteful living.
  • r/Investing: This is a subreddit dedicated to investing in the stock market and beyond.
  • r/Leanfire: “If you want to retire before 60 with less than $40k in planned yearly expenses, this is the place to discuss it!”
  • r/PersonalFinance: Personal finance reddit: Get your financial house in order, learn how to better manage your money, and invest for your future.
  • r/PFTools: This sister subreddit to PersonalFinance is devoted to software, spreadsheets, and apps for personal finance.
  • r/Portfolios: Show off and compare your investment portfolios.
  • r/StockMarket: This popular subreddit centers around providing “short and mid term trade ideas, analysis and commentary for active investors.”
  • r/StudentLoans: Don’t live in terror of your student loans. Find out the best way to pay them, negotiate and shop around with the Reddit community.

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: Software-Related Subreddits

  • r/Excel: Yes, there are subreddits about spreadsheets.
  • r/Mintuit: A subreddit dedicated to the popular budgeting/money tracking app Mint.
  • r/Quickbooks: This community is dedicated to users of the Quickbooks accounting and invoicing platform.
  • r/Slack: Use Slack with your clients? This is the subreddit for you.
  • r/Trello: Popular project management app Trello has its own subreddit.
  • r/Xero: Xero’s bookkeeping software has a popular subreddit.
  • r/Ynab: This subreddit is dedicated to You Need A Budget (YNAB).

Please contact us if you have a subreddit you’d like to add.

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